I met Tayo this summer and we’ve been in cahoots ever since. When we first met, I was struck by the thoughtful way Tayo confronted aspects of the “social innovation” sector that we all need to challenge. I share Tayo’s obsession with helping women overcome imposter syndrome and making design more diverse.
The work she has been doing for parents is remarkable. As a new parent I’m desperately hoping this post will also inspire more service designers to tackle the immense problems parents face.
I’m thrilled to amplify Tayo’s story and her work. Tayo works at SHIFT - an award-winning charity that designs products and builds social ventures. Here’s what she’s got to say…
Interview number 60! That’s fun! Of course, it’s my dear friend Aimee Tasker! I first met Aimee when I moved to Manchester in 2016. We are opposites in many ways but we share a strong passion for purposeful design and diversity. I’m very lucky to call Aimee my friend and I’m delighted to have an excuse to amplify her story and her thoughtfulness.
Aimee works at Common Good - a strategic design agency based in Manchester, where she works with businesses and organisations that have a strong sense of purpose and values. Here’s what she’s got to say…
Sharing your story is activism. I'm making it easier for you to tell your (anonymous or public) story by sharing my blog with you. Message me or tag someone who has a story the world needs to hear. There's no deadline. Just know this offer is always there. Thank you to my friend Marina Terteryan for sharing this story.
Last month I wrote a list about a trauma I experienced. I now know some of you would like to tell your story and you don’t because you don’t have a website or a blog to put it on. NOW you do! I’m hosting stories (anonymous and public) on my blog. Another anonymous story is published here and it is a story about infertility.
Last month I wrote a list about a trauma I experienced. I now know some of you would like to tell your story and you don’t because you don’t have a website or a blog to put it on. NOW you do! I’m hosting stories (annonymous and public) on my blog. Another anonymous story is published here and it is a story about grief.
SHIFT is looking for a creative, inquisitive and passionate Senior Innovation Lead to join them and play a central role in the development of new products and services for both SHIFT and their amazing partners.
I've spoken to many people about this feeling. The feeling I'm failing at activism. That I'm not doing enough. I'm plagued by feelings of guilt that I'm not helping, supporting, donating, championing, volunteering, marching ... enough. I get cross and disappointed at friends and peers who don't march. I'm struggling more and more to know the difference between self-care that must come first and self-care being used as an excuse to bail - in myself and other people. Some people said this feeling would diminish after becoming a parent. I'm only 3 months in and it's heightened. Sure, this might change but I doubt it. Roxane's reply is powerful and I've decided I'm going to pay attention to it. The article is here
It's Dundee Design Month! I'm really happy to be part of this epic programme of events and you can be too! I'm giving a public talk as part of the University's public lecture series (get your free tickets here) and I'm inviting people to join me on stage and be #upfront. This means you get to experience the stage without the pressure of performing. It's a brilliant experience for anyone who'd like to boost their confidence when it comes to being on stage!
People of the world I present to you… Letter Love Shop! What started off as a special piece of art I created for Atlas’ nursery has turned into something bigger. Chris and I have built a little shop where you can choose an individual letter or a child’s name where each letter is made up of hand drawn animals and nature. These make beautiful gifts that can turn nurseries into magical, educational places! We made this over the twelve extra days Atlas kept us waiting so we’re open to feedback! I’m delighted to have an excuse to be drawing again. Oh, and 15% off for our first 10 customers so spread the word and tell your friends.
Imriel Morgan is the CEO of the ShoutOut Network the UK's diverse podcast network. Imriel also hosts the Wanna Be Podcast. When she's not planning events or recording, she is a freelance writer, content marketer and brand strategist. Imriel is passionate about helping high-achievers reach their goals. I first met Immi at SheSays Brighton where we were both speakers. I sat in the audience and listened to this talk (video below) and I was struck by Immi's humble attitude and impressive record. Here's what she has to say...